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Jonathan Anderson: ‘Craft is an antidote to digital media’

As the Loewe Craft Prize winner is announced, creative director Jonathan Anderson reveals how he fell for the handmade – and why it is so importantMy grandfather was a textile designer and when I was a boy he took me to the factory where he worked in Northern Ireland, to see camouflage fabric being screen-printed for the British army. I was fascinated by the act of making, the use of technique and the way it boils down to the relationship with materials. He also passed on a passion for ceramics. I remember him handing me a 17th-century Delft vase he Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Jonathan Anderson: ‘Craft is an antidote to digital media’

As the Loewe Craft Prize winner is announced, creative director Jonathan Anderson reveals how he fell for the handmade – and why it is so importantMy grandfather was a textile designer and when I was a boy he took me to the factory where he worked in Northern Ireland, to see camouflage fabric being screen-printed for the British army. I was fascinated by the act of making, the use of technique and the way it boils down to the relationship with materials. He also passed on a passion for ceramics. I remember him handing me a 17th-century Delft vase he Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Facebook says its ‘voter button’ is good for turnout. But should the tech giant be nudging us at all?

What do we really know about the influence of the ‘voter button’? On the morning of 28 October last year, the day of Iceland’s parliamentary elections, Heiðdís Lilja Magnúsdóttir, a lawyer living in a small town in the north of the country, opened Facebook on her laptop. At the top of her newsfeed, where friends’ recent posts would usually appear, was a box highlighted in light blue. On the left of the box was a button, similar in style to the familiar thumb of the “like” button, but here it was a hand putting a ballot in a slot. “Today Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Facebook says its ‘voter button’ is good for turnout. But should the tech giant be nudging us at all?

What do we really know about the influence of the ‘voter button’? On the morning of 28 October last year, the day of Iceland’s parliamentary elections, Heiðdís Lilja Magnúsdóttir, a lawyer living in a small town in the north of the country, opened Facebook on her laptop. At the top of her newsfeed, where friends’ recent posts would usually appear, was a box highlighted in light blue. On the left of the box was a button, similar in style to the familiar thumb of the “like” button, but here it was a hand putting a ballot in a slot. “Today Read More

Source:: The Guardian

A quick note to say thank you… to the people who criticised me

Aamir Shahzad, a doctor in County Cork, says the family and friends who said he was wrong helped make him a better personCriticism is always hard to take at the time, but looking back I can see now how much I have benefited from it. So I want to say thank you to all those people – family members, friends, colleagues – who said I was getting things wrong.As you go through life, especially when you’re still at college and in junior roles, there are people around you who aren’t happy with you and the way you do things. Some Read More

Source:: The Guardian